This is a Wednesday quickie highlighting the Amador Garcia Superior cigars. Last August I heard from Antonio Garcia asking if he could send me a couple of the cigars he and his cousin were working on, and a couple of weeks ago I received a package with a couple of samples, the Robusto and Toro in the Natural line and the Churchill in the maduro line. Their website is in its infancy, it looks like eventually the cigars will be available for purchase, but, as of this writing, there are no cigars listed. I was hoping to get some blend information from there, but I’ll have to rely on the information related in the letter I received with the cigars. They are made in the Dominican Republic, presumably at Tabacalera Amador Garcia. Guess which one I chose first!
The Amador Garcia Churchill Maduro is a 7″ x 50 Churchill, with a dark, rustic wrapper. The Superior Maduro has a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, with Nicaraguan binder and Dominican filler. This cigar was pure espresso from the start, right up my alley! It had the dark, rich bitterness I like with some bitter-sweet chocolate on top of the espresso. The construction was excellent, the burn was straight and even with a flat burn, and the draw had just the right amount of resistance. This was a wonderful smoke, and burned for the better part of two hours. This is a cigar I would have in my regular rotation, if I had one I smoke too many different cigars to settle into a pattern, and you’d get bored reading about the same cigars every week!. Surely it would fit into the go-to category. Thumbs up!
The Amador Garcia Superior Natural is listed as an Ecuador wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and Dominican filler. The Toro I smoked was 6″ x 52, and, like it’s maduro cousin, was exceptionally crafted. I am going to go out on a limb and suggest that the wrapper is an Ecuador Connecticut, as it was lighter in color, although on the darker end of the scale for that varietal, but the flavor had the creaminess that I associate with the Connecticut leaf grown under the cloud cover of Ecuador. It was solidly medium in strength, but had loads of rich, milk chocolate and coffee with cream. Loads of flavor with a great burn and draw. This one came in under two hours, and built-in strength a bit towards the end, maintaining a flat and even burn. I’m looking forward to seeing where these fall price-wise, and how they end up marketing them, because for an unknown (to me, at least), new brand, they are making excellent cigars that taste great.
That’s all for now. Memorial Day weekend is coming up in the US, so pick out some great smokes and have a great weekend! Until the next time,